- Good body with a classic muscatel character. This quality is only available during June when the 2nd flush growing season is at its peak.
- 2nd Flush Darjeeling Luxury Tea.
- One 50 gram bag is enough for about 22 cups.
Mim is in the Darjeeling area of Northern India. From the town center on a clear day the peak of Mount Everest can be seen. The genus of the Darjeeling tea bush is the Chinese Jat, which gives it the distinctive muscatel character. Because the tea is grown at such high altitudes and in relatively cool weather the bushes do not grow quickly, and as such the production is limited. The best time of the year for quality is during ‘second-flush’ (end May - end June).
During this time Darjeelings are incomparable to any other tea in the world. The fragrance and taste is a complex bouquet that reaches right out of the cup. Some would describe the taste as nutty; others find it reminds them of black currants, but most often it is described as similar to the taste and fragrance of muscat grapes.
Due to the superb taste and limited production of Darjeelings, these teas are quite expensive. There are many who wish to take advantage of the high prices and as a result there are Darjeeling ‘blends’. Regrettably these blends are quite often very poor facsimiles of Darjeeling and in some cases only contain 10% true Darjeeling teas; the balance made up from other production areas. A true estate Darjeeling is your guarantee of quality and genuine Darjeeling tea.
Hot tea-brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 tsp of tea for each cup into teapot. Add boiling water, cover and let steep 3 - 7 minutes. Add milk and sugar to taste. Acceptable to consume 'straight up'.
Iced tea-brewing method: (1 quart/liter) Place 6 tsps of tea in a heat resistant pitcher. Add 1¼ cups freshly boiled water. Steep 5 min. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with ice water. Add steeped tea and fill with ice water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. (Please note: Top quality tea may cloud when iced (its OK) due to their naturally high flavonoid/polyphenol levels).